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Wastage of Human Resources


Published 1947


How crippling disease, avoidable accidents, crime, war, old age, alcoholism and poor living conditions waste human lives and their potential. This film grew out of the effort to build a better world out of the devastation of World War II.


Run time 10:17
Producer Emerson Film Corp.
Sponsor N/A
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

Shotlist

SHOWS HUMAN WASTAGE CAUSED BY CRIPPLING DISEASE, ACCIDENTS, CRIME, WAR, OLD AGE, ALCOHOLISM & BAD LIVING CONDITIONS.

01:52:47:05
LS Dark image, building on fire at night.
01:52:50:26
VS/CU Flames moving out of windows.
01:52:59:09
CU Newspaper headline reads: THE CENTREVILLE TIMES, 52 DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE .
01:53:19:20
LS Worker in front of equipment with writing on it: CINCINNATI
01:53:28:12
MCU Woman lifting a baby from a bed; holds the baby in her arms.
01:53:36:13
CU Sheet of paper with writing: DEAD with a list of names.
01:53:48:26
LS A ghetto building with children in front; woman leaves with child in her arms.
01:53:52:13
LS Two girls seated in dresses with faces dark from dirt.
01:53:56:05
LS Group of boys sitting in the street playing cards.
01:54:01:13
MCU Housewife leaning on a cradle.
01:54:07:18
CU Baby's face.
01:54:20:08
LS Toddler sitting.
01:54:38:14
LS Hospital waiting room; a nurse is at the desk and two woman with children are seated on a bench.
01:54:41:19
MCU Nurse at desk speaks and nods her head yes.
01:54:46:17
LS Path lined with grass and trees. A small boy and girl walk with books under their arms.
01:54:56:21
MCU Girl and boy waving good-bye to each other as they go separate ways.
01:59:58:28
CU Girl walks and then turns back in horror and screams in alarm.
01:55:00:26
LS Suburban street with boy under car.
01:55:17:14
LS Body of boy in street surrounded by adults.
01:55:20:20
LS Hospital bed and nurse. Girl lies in bed with a plastic film surrounding her bed.
01:55:11:05
LS Boy walks with crutches.
01:55:48:01
LS Girl in a wheelchair with a strange smile.
01:55:58:29
LS Ghetto building; children and adults in front.
01:56:06:18
MCU Poorly dressed woman with child on her lap; she wipes the child's mouth and face with her dress.
01:56:11:17
LS Path with a boy and girls walking transformed into adolescent boy and girl walking.
01:56:30:27
LS Students walking into school building.
01:56:36:07
LS Poor rural school building with chipping white paint. Children enter as schoolteacher stands outside.
01:56:45:12
LS Two young men lift cardboard boxes.
01:56:58:29
LS Four boys; three play cards as one, wearing a hat, sits on a barrel and smokes.
01:57:05:09
CU Boy in hat, smokes and chews something.
01:57:15:17
LS Office building with parents and boy; judge sits behind desk.
01:57:21:03
CU The judge.
01:57:37:16
LS Tennis court with two players.
01:57:44:00
CU Three spectators simultaneously look to the left and right.
01:58:02:20
LS Tennis player
01:58:13:04
Drawing of a circle filled with men; cut into portions to show percentages.
01:59:03:15
LS Crowd of men walking inside factory building.
01:59:07:28
LS Man sits and operates equipment.
01:59:10:01
CU Man at rest.
01:59:17:12
MCU Workers next to attendance board punching time clock.
01:59:28:18
LS Medical check-up; adults stand in line while doctor places one of them inside tuberculosis testing equipment.
01:59:45:06
LS The ghetto
01:59:52:13
LS Woman coming home, walks up stairs toward building front door, little girl (toddler) well dresses stands alone and watches woman.
02:00:06:27
CU Woman lying in bed.
02:00:14:16
MLS Nurse with newly born boy in a sheet, walks to woman in bed to display baby to the mother.
02:00:28:28
MLS Line of men with forms in hands in front of employment office.
02:00:35:09
MCU Agent behind counter places sign: NO MORE HIRING.
02:00:55:26
MLS Two well-dressed old men in hats and coats seated at park bench.
02:01:04:12
LS Young woman pushing a wheelchair with well-dressed old woman.
02:01:35:10
LS Man walking by a prison wall.
02:01:45:24
LS Corridor inside the prison; inmates walk in a line with guards.
02:01:55:25
LS Prisoners stop in front of their respective cell doors and enter; guards pull down a bar that closes all the doors automatically.
02:02:02:00
LS Mental Asylum
02:02:08:29
LS Dark empty room with two large windows with bars. Three men are seated covering their faces or ears with their hands.
02:07:13:24
MCU Man in suit seated in front of a table with a bottle of alcohol and ashtray. Man is drunk and falling on the table.
02:07:21:21
LS Old footage of war; two airplanes unload bombs.
02:07:25:05
LS Huge explosion.
02:07:26:29
LS Field covered with white crosses (graves).
02:07:30:27
Camera pans the inside of a workshop for handicapped persons.
02:07:35:02
LS Line of families walking next to cheap and temporary housing
constructions.
02:07:41:10
LS Children sitting on belongings (sheets, clothing) tied with rope on
the side of the street. Adults wait at the side.,
02:07:45:09
LS Memorial stone inside official building.
02:07:50:21
CU Official document reads: IN CONGRESS JULY 4TH 1776,... UNANIMOUS DECLARATION... STATES OF AMERICA
02:07:53:06
CU LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
02:08:06:02
The End, EB Films
Danger Lurks CRIPPLING DISEASE ACCIDENTS CRIME WAR OLD AGE safety ALCOHOLISM POVERTY HEALTH Tuberculosis Medical examinations Doctors Physicians Patients Health Disease Sickness Stethoscopes Physical examinations World War II (Selective Service examinations) Public health Charts (pie) Pie charts Time clocks Time cards X-rays (chest) Occupational health and safety Radiology Radiation Workers (physical examinations of) Poverty Housing (slums) Clotheslines Cities (slums) Brownstones Houses and homes (slums) Houses and homes (brownstones) Toddlers Children
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Reviews

Reviewer: elijahradioprophet - - June 24, 2015
Subject: Humans are NOT a "Resourse"
a Resource denotes a "Thing" to "Exploit" for "Monetary GAIN" classical Capitalist jargon meaning: "The State Owns You" as the "Slave Trade" called "Slaves Labor" a "Human Resource."


You are not able to understand simple things?
How should you understand Capitalism? Slave Boy?
Reviewer: BondoFox - - October 2, 2011
Subject: So who's Mike?
Anyone else notice the narrator being sidetracked with the microphone open at 4:32, immediately after the dead-end-kids scene 8)
Reviewer: MorpheusOne - - July 23, 2011
Subject: (I really wish that we, us user's, could respond to other user's comments!) "boxcaro" IS an idiot!!
While this video makes apparent the vital importance of prenatal care and the care of children in childhood, I was disheartened as it made no reference to contraceptives, abstinence and other vital knowledge in regard's to procreation & childbearing. Perhaps that is just the sign of the times, given the era in which it was made.

Human being's are a resource! They are specifically a resource, not the least of which, to our society. And the ugly horrible side of which this video mention's, & of which boxcaro was spreading his developmentally stunted, fear, hate, scare, rumor and smear mongering, tinfoil hat-wearing, Kool-Aid sipping, conspiracy theories, is the treatment that ppl receive from those who choose to ignore science and embrace apathy. Ten's of thousand's of ppl, bare minimum, have suffered horrible act's of malevolent cruelty at the hand's of ppl who not only abuse them in the traditional sense, with those ppl being directly responsible for such abuse but, also to those who do nothing...

And then say .."I didn't do it!"

Doing nothing to prevent the abuse makes someone responsible, often times just as much responsible, as it does those who committed the very act itself. I pray that there are other video's here on IA that go into greater detail about the subject's discussed in this video. In the meantime, I hope that whoever uploaded this video uploads more content to IA that goes into more indepth & detailed information about the thing's discussed in this video.

Thank you, Morpheus.
Reviewer: boxcaro - - February 15, 2011
Subject: Waster of Resourses? HUMANS ARE NOT RESOURSES!
The Rise and Fall of the Humane State Hospital System

Text and Images by Matthew Murray (any relation to Madelyn Murry-Ohare?)
[With Commentary By a REAL MENTAL HOSPITAL PATIENT, a SURVIVOR, to REFUTE THE SELF-SERVING LIES of YOUNG COLLEGE CREEPS that WRITE WITH ANY KNOWLEDGE, on a SUBJECT they KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT!]


Perched atop a hill overlooking a small college town in Ohio (United States), Athens State Hospital-now known as The Ridges-has an imposing presence that the banners for the art gallery in the central building do little to diminish. While a fraction of the building is currently in use by Ohio State University, the majority of the aging Kirkbride hospital has been left to the peaceful solitude of its own decay. The hallways and rooms, still peppered with fragments of the past, are rife with uncharted mold and bacteria; the walls have become intricate murals of the eroding lead paint that dusts the floor and poisons the air.
[Here the Fictionized Creep Show Atmosphere is being established...already Matthew the Big Fat Poop Head tried to make a PROSIQUILLOY of QUASI POETIC fancy words..CREATE the FALE IDEA that MENTAL HOSPITALS are and WAS "POISON. DEATH, BAD places!]

The unique architecture of this campus has been spared due to the use of several of its buildings by local businesses, which maintain the properties of the abandoned ones.

In many senses, Athens State Hospital is an anomaly. It has been incredibly well preserved and protected from thieves and vandals, and reminders of its history are still intact. Most state hospitals, such as Byberry State Hospital in Philadelphia, have been completely left to the elements and are easily accessible to anyone who cares to research them and risk getting caught by the meagre security forces that guard them. Such sites are frequently seen as a problem to the communities they are part of, due in part to the fact that an entire subculture of self-titled urban explorers has developed, populated by people ranging from those with a deep and abiding respect for the sites to those who look at them as opportune sites for graffiti and vandalism. While these sites are extremely toxic, the dangers are often invisible to those who enter. Asbestos and lead particles in the air do not affect one's health immediately and rotting floors often give no signal of their structural weakness until it is too late. Furthermore, these sites are on prime locations for development, yet their historical significance is undeniable, and often the cleanup of hazardous materials makes costs prohibitive.
Asylums were intended to be self-sufficient and the majority of the food would be grown by patients in fields and greenhouses like this one.
While now famous for the ALLEGED, MADE-UP, SELF-SERVING LIES of abuses and horrors that NEVER-EVER took place inside, most state hospitals were initially beautiful, idyllic campuses founded in the late 1800s, largely in response to the tremendous need for mental health care for MENTALLY CRAZY PEOPLE WHO WERE STILL BEING SET AFIRE AND LOCKED AWAY IN DUNGEONS OR JAILS IN HORRABLE CONDITIONS TO DIE OF VERMIN BITES OR BED SORES FROM BEING CHAINED IN PLACE FOR YEARS. Public awareness of the need for adequate and full-time care for the mentally ill was higher than ever,



and reformers like Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) and Thomas Kirkbride (1809-1883) helped promote what would become an unparalleled movement to create asylums funded by state and local governments to tend to the needs of the mentally ill.



Such facilities were founded on the curative principles of healing through humane treatment, labour and the natural beauty of the sprawling campuses on which the hospitals were built, and were intended to be self-sustaining. As such, the food was grown and the grounds maintained by patients, and by all accounts the treatment provided was a vast improvement on the universally FOUL MURDEROUS TORTURES AND CHAINS OF DUNGEONED care afforded to the mentally ill prior to this era.

But such times were not destined to last. After the turn of the century, state hospitals became warehouses for an increasing number of people who society deemed undesirable, including criminals, the poor, homosexuals, those with unorthodox religious views, unwanted children, the elderly, syphilitics, alcoholics and anyone else who was inconvenient{READ HERE=DANGEROUS! MATTHEW-GO VISIT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, AROUND 5TH. STREET and MAIN, TAKE A SLEEPING BAG AND SLEEP OUT ON SOUTH FIGUEROIA SYTREET, WHERE THE CAST-AWAY MENTAL CRAZIES LIE DOWN AT NIGHT! THEY WILL KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! THE PREVERTS, THE MONSTERS, THE CANNIBALS- THEY ARE STILL PREYING ON PEOPLE= BECAUSE THE CRIMINAL INSANE HOSPITALS ARE EMPTIED OUT! REMEMBER MILWAUKEE? THE CANNIBAL QUEER THAT EAT BOYS BRAINS WHILE THEYT WERE ALIVE? IF WINNEBAGO AND MENDOTA AND ELGIN WERE STILL OPEN THEWM CHILDRENS WOULDN'T BEEN HAD THEIR BRAINS EATEN! to those around them. During this period, it was frighteningly easy to commit a wife who was no longer wanted, children who misbehaved or aging parents whose care was too cumbersome.
{YOU SAY, BUT THERE WAS NOT THAT CASE! THE PEOPLE WERN'T COMMITED TO "FREE STATE HOSPITALS" UNLESS IT WAS "SEVERE HARDSHIP" TO A FAMILY TO KEEP THEM AT HOME. EVEN THEN, SOCIAL WORKERS INVESTAGATED to find out if THEY WERE "MALINGERERS" who were USING THE SYSTEM...THERE WERE, IN THEM DAYS, ACTUALLY 20 PRIVATE MENTAL HOSPITALS FOR EVERY ONE STATE FREE ASYLEM! PEOPLE WHO WERE (1) CRAZYER THAN COULD POSSABLY BE HELPED-went to the Snake Pit! REMEMBER-THERE WAS NOT NO IKINDS OF THIORIDIZAN, BENZOPHIEANIZEBS, TRANQUILLERS, in them days..THORAZINE WEREn't INTRODUCED nTO MENTAL CRAZY HOSPITALS UNTIL 1954!!!! 1954!!!!)


As populations swelled past the capacity for which the asylums had been designed, the level of care plummeted, and with such diverse populations being cared for in the same wards, consistent treatment was impossible. Cuts in funding during wartime and the depression forced many patients to sleep on floors or in hallways.
[BUT NOW THEY SLEEP ON SKID ROW CONCRETE SIDEWALKS and HAVE GASOLINE THROWN ON THEM and BURNED FOR "THRILLS!" LOOK AT THE ARTICLES ABOUT THE TEEN AGERS "THRILL KILLING HOMELESS" LEARNED IN "VIDEO ROLE PLAY VIOLENT GAMES!"
MY YOUNG 21 YEAR OLD NEPHEW LIVES IN CYBER FANSITY LAND...HE ONLY COMES OUT TO TAKE HIS LONG "PAKISTAN" SWORD TO ATTACK BALES OF HAY or TREES...HE'S AS PSYCHOTIUC AS I AM, BUT I STILL RAISE AND CARE FOR CHICJENS and HELLER DOGS, & FISH, CLEAN BRUSH, USE CHAIN SAW, OTHER FARM WORK, BUT HE IS TOTALLY UNEQUIPTED TO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD, AND HIS SSI ENDS the day he TURNS 22. AND THERE IS NO MENTAL HOSPITAL FOR HIM!]



Treatment reached critical proportions during the Second World War, when funding and supplies were unavailable and the majority of able-bodied staff were involved in the war effort. The care for patients also became unimaginably nightmarish: there were wards full of malnourished, unclothed and filthy patients, who were forced to eat rotten food and sleep in quarters that were falling apart, often fatally exposing them to the elements.
[I CHALLENGE YOU TO PROVE THIS, YOU CAN NOT! THE "NON VIOLENT, CONSCIENCIOUS OBSTAINORS, LIKE JEHOVA'S WITNESSES, the COLLEGE PROFESSERS, the 4-F and etc. WERE PRESSED INTO PUBLIC WORKS to STAFF THE MENTAL HOSPITALS!!! IF THESE CONDITIONS AS YOU SECSCRIBES ACTUALLY WAS HAPPENED IT WAS +PEOPLE LIKE YOU===IT WAS +CONCOIUS OBJECTORS, PEACE NICKS, PACIFISTS, AMISH. MENNONITES, the BRETHERN, QUACKERS, the FOLK SINGERS, (PETE SEEGAR WORKED AT A MENTAL HOSPITAL TO STAY OUT OG PRISON) SO THE FALSE IMAGE YOU PAINT IS SUSPECT...]

With staffing ratios at unthinkable levels (at times 1 staff member to 200 patients) and facilities crammed to nearly double their intended capacities, abuse by staff also became incredibly problematic. Patients were severely beaten, raped, prostituted, denied medical care and otherwise mistreated to levels that are beyond comprehension.
[AGAIN, AS A "EYE WITNESS' and "A MENTAL PATIENT WHO WAS ACTUALLY THERE-NOT A GAZER AT PICTURES" I CHALLENGE YOU TO PRODUCE "PROOF" THAT THESE "ATROCITIES AS YOU SAY WERE "THE NORM" rather than a ABBERATION." AS FOR "ONE ATTENDANT TO 200 PATIENTS, Sir, THIS WAS A REASONABLE RATIO, during the GRAVEYARD SHIFT!" And DURING MY INTERNMENT in the 1960's through 1980's In SOUTHERN HOSPITALS it was NORMAL to only have ONE NIGHT AIDE in attendance per ward ..and often 300 Patients to a Ward.]

One cannot help but think when looking at pictures from this period that the patients are nearly indistinguishable from Holocaust survivors.
[I FEAR THE PHOTOS YOU SPEAK OF ARE ACTUALLY DELIBERATELY SELECTED TO FURTHER BTHE AGENDA THAT THE MOST VILE MONSTERS RAN THE MENTAL HOSPITALS, if you Think This, you are a DANGERIOUS IDIOT, but if you CAN NOT SEE that AMERICA TODAY TREATS SANE AND INSANE ALIKE FAR WORSE than the People You Describe TODAY, EVERY DAY, in the WORLD'S LARGEST PRISON INDUSTRY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX since THE ROMAN EMPIRE! WE CURRENTLY HAVE A PRISON POPULATION OVER TWICE THE NUMBER OF FARMERS ENGAGED IN PRODUCING THE FOOD WE EAT! Think about that!]
As the peeling paint etches intricate patterns in the walls and doors of this asylum, its toxic dust coats the floor and floats in the air. [and your asinine liues float like noxious ordors and flies above a pile of Bull Manure...]

In his book, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and The Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, Robert Whitaker makes a compelling argument for how the Holocaust and the treatment of the mentally ill in this period both were founded on the same principles of eugenics and the cleansing of "undesirables" from society: the stated goal of the concentration camps was the extermination of Germany's upper-echelon groups deemed detrimental to society, while the same, if unstated, goal in the United States mental health system was attained through forced sterilization and lethal neglect.


The halls of the Athens State Hospital are remarkably well preserved and unmarred by vandalism and theft.

As the war ended, several major fictional and grossly emotional exposés brought thefalse idea that abysmal treatment of the mentally ill to light. A photo essay, entitled "Bedlam 1946", in Life Magazine and Albert Deutsch's 1948 publication, The Shame of the States (Mental Illness and Social Policy: the American Experience), helped raise public awareness of the plight of the inmates in a couple of psychiatric hospitals. While this served to ameliorate the situation somewhat, most of the measures taken to remedy the problems were short-lived. Overcrowding and insufficient care continued to be problematic, although less so than during the years of the Second World War, and abuse of patients was never found to be true.


There is simply no way to encompass all the cruelties heaped on the patients;[ but you will make up a load of lies to create your fictional pulp trash propaganda any way, it's the way of the liars] most are familiar with Electric Shock Treatments, which gained popularity as they produced manageable patients, albeit those whose cognitive functioning had been permanently impaired.[Darn Right! I HAD 134 ECT Treatments in 1969-1971. It didn't kill me, & I AM HERE "EYE WITNESS" to TELL TRUTH!]


A particularly barbaric variation of this treatment was performed at Athens State Hospital by Dr. Walter Freeman (1895-1972), who made use of neither anesthetics nor an operating room, and whose careless technique shocked even other doctors and nurses familiar with the procedure. Another common form of treatment was hydrotherapy in which a patient was placed in a tub, which would be filled with either scalding or freezing water, and a sheet was zipped around the neck so only the head was sticking out. Depending on the temperament of the staff, the patient might be left in such a state for days without even a pause to use the bathroom.[THAT IS A GORWD DARN LIE! YOU CAN NOT LEAVE A PERSON FOR DAYS IN A WATER CABNET, IT CAUSES SEPTISS they DIE! SEE, YOU ARE SO STUPID, YOU ARE BENEATH CONTEMPT!!! MATTHEW MURREY- A BIG FAT FOOL! YOU AND RONALD MAC DONALD and BOZO THE CLOWN...]

As the hospitals' intent was less to cure than to warehouse patients, the purpose of the treatments was less to produce any measurable improvement in their condition than to subdue them, making them convenient for the staff.


Left to its own, nature often playfully mimics architectural details, using dazzling complimentary patterns.

During the late 1960s and 1970s, the advent of the "chemical straight jacket" Thorazine changed the face of mental health care. Neuroleptics like Thorazine produce a myriad of intensely uncomfortable, frightening side effects and were in fact later identified by Soviet political dissidents as one of the worst tortures they were subjected to in the "psychiatric centres" where they were confined.
[AT LEAST YOU'RE RIGHT A LITTLE BIT HERE, BUT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE STUPIDS! THERE WERE TERRIBLE EFFECTS OF THORADAZINES. BUT THE "CHEMICAL STRAITJACKET" DRUGS WAS NOT EVER "THORAZINE!!!" HALDOL WAS "THE STRAITJACKET" DRUG!!! YOU JUST HAVE NO FACTS OF Any sort- god what a fool you are!!!!]
They produced docile and compliant patients however, and their use was far-reaching and indiscriminate in the American mental health system. As their use became more widespread and the push for -DIS-institutionalism was spearheaded by President rICHARD m. nIXON and newly formed patients' rights associations, the focus of hospitalization shifted from containing patients for the remainder of their natural lives to bringing their behaviours to manageable levels that would allow community integration. While this policy was in many ways beneficial, the treatment at oUT pATIENT hOMES AND TO pATIENTS wAUNDERING THE sKID rOWS to be an inhumane and dehumanizing process. [


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[In his book, entitled
The Shoe Leather Treatment,
referring to the common "treatment" of kicking patients until they were compliant or too injured to resist, former patient Bill Thomas relates that after years in state hospitals, a brief stay in prison after an escape attempt seemed an immeasurable improvement in his quality of life.]
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dID YOU actually read THIS BOOK? hEY, What Was The Reason that the Guards in This Book let the Little Nego Man who was Kept in a Strip Cell with Snow Blowing in through the WIndow, in Leather CUffs & Belt, for 6 Years, WHAT CAUSED them to LET HIM OUT?" What was the CRIME William Thomas Was SENT TO THE INDIANA CRIMINAL INSAINE HOSPITAL FOR?
Perhaps he has a GOOD STORY TO TELL, as HE WAS CONVICTED BY "EYE WITNESSES' Testomy & PHOTOGRAPHS of HAVING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIS MOTHER'S CORPSE in a CENETRAY CRYPT, NUMBERIOUS TIMES!" I don't say that BELITTLES HIS BOOK, I READ IT MANY TIMES, but IF ANYBODY DESERVED TO BE LOCKED AWAY, BILL TOMAS, a Necro Matricidal Maniac, ASSUREDLY NEEDED to be KEPT WAY WAY AWAY from People..."REMEMBER the CANNIBAL QUEER BRAIN EATER in MILWAUKEE----Jeffery Dharmer...!!!"]

Vandalism has severely damaged the buildings of the hospital in Maryland. Doors are broken, windows smashed and graffiti covers nearly every wall.

Coupled with the push to reintegrate patients into society, this flagrant abuse and neglect finally led to the closure of many asylums. Even this process was messy, however. Under President Ronald Reagan's policies, which often led to dumping clients out of hospitals with inadequate aftercare, the homeless populations soared. When the closure of Byberry State Hospital was initiated in 1986, three hundread patients drowned in the Schuylkill River before the Pennsylvania Governor decided to slow down the process to a manageable level. This process continues to this day and the problematic nature of providing care for the mentally ill continues to haunt us. Harrisburg State Hospital in Pennsylvania recently shut down, forcing communities and mental health providers to scramble to find alternatives for patients with higher treatment needs. Many patients now in communities may require assistance for the rest of their lives in dealing with mundane chores most take for granted, such as buying groceries and paying bills, because they were never exposed to these problems during their hospitalization.
[AND NOW, IN THE 21 ST CENTURY, THE PATIENTS ARE BEING FORCLOSED OUT OF THEIR BOARD AND CARE FACILITIES...the STREETS in OKLAHOMA was FILLED WITH WANDERING FREEZING HOMELESS CRAZY MENTAL PATIENTS this month DURING THE BLIZZARDS of 2011! THE "JESUS HOUSE' the ONLY PROVIDER of CARE for the OBNOXIOUS MENTALLY ILL INSANE HOMELESS, MULTIPILIED DUE TO BANKRUPT and FORECLOUSERS upon MENTAL HEALTH HALF WAY HOUSES, the TELEVISION MEDIA in conjunction with the OTHER TWO BIG "CHARITYS" in OKLAHOMA CITY launched a SMEAR & ATTACK MEDIA "EXPOSEE' NEWS ATTACK" on the Jesus House, IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE THE DONATIONS away from the MENTALLY ILL at the Jesus House" to the BIG CORPORATE "RESCUE-MISSION, INC" and "SALVATION ARMY. INC" who CAPITALIZES by ONLY HOUSING HEALTHY WORK AGE AND EMPLOYABLE PEOPLE, who go through FULL TIME WORK either ON CAMPASS or in LABOR-READY OUT SOURCE JOBS and PAY THE "MISSIONS" 90% of the INCOME for the "SALVATION & LOVE of the "CORPORATE "JESUSS" and are KICKED OUT QUICKLY with NO REFUND OF MONIES for ANY INFRACTION!!!]

A pile of discarded shoe coverings lies at the foot of the basement staircase in Athens State Hospital.

The ever-present issue of what to do with state hospital facilities is also difficult. In many cases, the land and buildings will be almost immediately reclaimed, sold to developers or used as state agency offices. Several facilities, such as Danvers State Hospital in New York, are being converted into high-priced apartment buildings, although some
ex-patients and mental health workers view this as a move only slightly more tasteful than making apartments out of Auschwitz. Other facilities like Dixmont have been completely demolished by large companies, which see the sites as development gold mines and have no problems bulldozing unmarked gravestones in patient cemeteries to make way for their projects. Some, such as Pilgrim State Hospital in New York, were partially used, abandoned and demolished. Countless more sites have been completely abandoned, standing until the roofs collapse under the weight of years of water damage or until they are burned by arsonists. Almost none are protected historic sites that visitors can enter to learn about their checkered past.


The wings of a Kirkbride hospital are designed to house progressively psychotic patients, so that the further one gets from the centre (and exit), the more difficult it is to escape.

Two examples stand out, however, as thoughtful ideas for reintegration of the properties into the communities. The state hospital in Fairview, Connecticut, has been turned into a public park-the buildings are well secured and the grounds well kept-where during the day one finds community members jogging, picnicking or walking their dogs. Ironically, by being open to the public, theft and vandalism have taken significantly less of a toll on the buildings compared to other state hospitals whose grounds are off-limits.


The theatre of this asylum is in poor condition, yet large, old projectors in the booth still rest relatively unscathed.

Athens State Hospital is a fantastic example of proper maintenance of an historic site. The university uses portions of many of the buildings and as such the grounds are well-maintained, beautiful and secure. It has an excellent section on its website dedicated to the history of the facility; the wings of the old Kirkbride hospital are in better condition than nearly any other state hospital in the country. Also unlike many other asylums, Athens State Hospital sits securely on a hill overlooking the small college town. While entering it requires a respirator and permission from the faculty, its rich and multilayered past remains intact for now, serving as a poignant reminder and an epitaph to the many shattered lives that passed through its doors.
Reviewer: ERD - - December 29, 2005
Subject: Basic idea of this film still hold
While many of the facts and images shown in this excellent film are outdated now, the basic idea behind "WASTAGE OF HUMAN RESOURCE" still holds true today.
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